I apologize for neglecting my blog for the past week and a half. My grandmother passed away last week, and honestly, I just haven’t felt much like posting. My grandmother was a spitfire, and everyone who has read Death Benefits has met her in Mrs. Twilley, who was inspired by her. I don’t want to spoil the scene for anyone who hasn’t read the book, but my grandmother would have done the same thing if someone tried to force their way into her house.
In other news, Riding Fear Free, the horseback riding book I’m cowriting with Laura Daley that I’ve been teasing for the past year and a half, is almost ready to head to my early readers and editors. I’m very excited about this project because the principles in this book not only changed the way I ride, but also the way I approach life. I think Laura is a fear genius, and I hope our book will help others. Plus, I get to call all my horse time “research.”
Edited to Add: Thursday is Darcy’s 18th birthday! She was bred and born “Call Me Crazy” in Georgia by Debra Hines, and I would love to connect with her one day and get some of Darcy’s baby pictures. Here’s a link to her pedigree online. Anyway, she’ll be getting her traditional birthday peppermints and also a pedicure and general pampering.
But I’m also still working on At Fault. In fact, I’m 1/5 of the way through the first draft, and I’m feeling good about the direction it’s heading: drag racing, fraud rings, and–of course–more Vincent. I hope you’ll be pleased too.
So in the remainder of 2012, I’ll be releasing Riding Fear Free and At Fault, and in 2013, there will definitely be another Southern Fraud Thriller and maybe another historical romance. We shall see how the spirit moves.